Category Archives: Orange County Weddings

Congrats to our featured couple today, Chris and Maryalice, on their recent wedding. It was a beautiful day for a June wedding at The Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach.  We love this venue as it makes for such a romantic setting for your special day.  It was such a pleasure working with Chris and Mara (a.k.a Maryalice) as they have some cute love stories.  The two met on a blind date that was set up by the groom’s sister, Megan.  After the date, the two began to follow each other on Instagram and the rest they say is history.  These two are quite the sports fans, during the ceremony the officiant mentioned that Mara was a keeper when she agreed to season tickets for the Anaheim Ducks.  Chris was overjoyed!!  They also shared with us that they got engaged during an Angels Baseball game.  How awesome is that?
The day was perfect thanks to all of the details and coordination of An All Inclusive Event and Robyn’s Event Planning.  In fact, we were so amazed by all of their hard work and fabulous wedding details that we will be featuring them in a separate blog to follow this post.  We hope you check back to see all of their fabulous work.

Congrats again to Chris+Maryalice!  Wishing you both a wonderful life together… cheers! J+D


Photography by Sipper Photography
Hair by: Sarah Tevis at Studio Fifty Fifty in Huntington Beach
Makeup by: Jazz Stovall

First Look at Red Horse Barn
First Look at Red Horse Barn
















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Sipper Photography has been nominated once again this year for the 2016 Orange County Hotlist Best Wedding Photographer. We have placed in the “Top 5 Best of Orange County Photographer” for 4 years in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  It is your support as family, friends, clients and fans that we continue our success.  Help make us #1 by voting today!

Jeff and Dana Sipper of Sipper Photography are a
Husband and Wife Photography Team Specializing in Weddings, Portraits and Events!
The couple has been photographing weddings together for over 15 years.

Couple wearing Mr and Mrs Signs
“The Two of Us, Capture the Two of You”
For further info about our wedding photography services at Sipper Photography
please contact Dana Sipper at 714.348.0630
or via email at:

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Here are some ideas for venues if you are planning a Newport Beach, Orange County Wedding.  We were thrilled to spend the day with Mike and Shannon and photograph their wedding.   We started with a first look before the wedding at the Balboa Bay Resort and took a few photos of the couple there. We then headed to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church for the wedding ceremony.  Afterwards the couple requested we go to the beach for the bridal photos.  Finally, their wedding reception was held at the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom located near the Balboa Fun Zone.  Such great spots for a wedding.  We hope you enjoy the photos.


Groom at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California
Our groom who is waiting for his bride, Shannon to arrive.

Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach Wedding Couple

Shannon and Michael see each other for the first time.

Wedding Couple photographed in the hotel lobby of the Balboa Bay Resort
The wedding couple photographed in the hotel lobby at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.

Bride exiting the limo

A candid shot of Shannon exiting the Limo at the church.  She is gorgeous!


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Wedding Ceremony in Newport Beach, CaliforniaWedding Ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California.

Couple kneeling during wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

I love this shot of the couple kneeling and holding together during their wedding ceremony.

Just married at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport Beach

Just Married

Couple wearing Mr and Mrs Signs

After the wedding ceremony we headed to The Wedge in Newport to do some bridal party photos.

Love these Mr. and Mrs. signs!


Bridal Party pose with the girls in their turquoise dresses

Wedding Party

Such a fun wedding party!

Bride and Groom Riding a White Wedding Scooter

This was fun…we asked if we could pose with this white scooter that someone happened to have where we were shooting.  It was brand new and a perfect shot with the wedding couple!

Harborside Restaurant Grand Ballroom Wedding Venue

Harborside Restaurant Grand Ballroom Wedding Venue

Arriving at the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom for the wedding reception.

Sweetheart table decor at the Harborside Grand Ballroom

Sweetheart table at the reception in the Harborside Grand Ballroom

Harborside Restaurant Grand Ballroom Wedding Venue Cake Table

Cake Table with a gorgeous Newport Harbor view in the background at The Harborside Grand Ballroom.

Basket with flip flops and sign Kick off your Shoes and Dance

Such a cute idea for a wedding.  A basket with flip flops so you can Kick off your Heels and Dance and enjoy the party.

First Dance at the Harborside Grand Ballroom Wedding

Congrats to Mike and Shannon!

What a gorgeous reception venue for a first dance at the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom.

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We photographed Richie and Sheela’s wedding at the Balboa Inn in Newport Beach.  We loved working with this couple!  Sheela dressed in a traditional Indian Bridal Saree.  I love the first shot of her mom and Aunt helping her get dressed and all of the bangles and gold.  It looks so beautiful.  The couple had their wedding and reception on the Terrace at Balboa Inn. We also incorporated some Beach photos by the Balboa Pier since this venue is so close to the sand in Newport.  Congratulations to Richie & Sheela, it was a pleasure working with you and your family.

Cheers+Love, J+D

Indian Bridal Saree Pre Ceremony dress shot

Sheela is getting ready with her Mom and Aunt’s help wrapping her Indian Bridal Saree

Indian Wedding Bride in Orange County
Portrait of Sheela in her Indian Wedding Bridal Saree

Indian Bridal Bangle Jewelry with Wedding Bouquet

Wedding Bridal Bouquet by The Blooming Branch

Wedding Bridal Bouquet by Maribel at The Blooming Branch

Wedding Groom Portrait at Newport Beach

Orange County Wedding Photographer

Balboa Inn Terrance Ceremony in Newport Beach
Just Married on the terrace at the Balboa Inn in Newport Beach, California

Wedding Photos by Balboa Pier

Wedding Photo under the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach

Wedding Photos under Balboa Pier

Wedding Photos by Balboa Pier

Wedding Bouquet and Bridal Shoes in the Sand

Bridal shoes and bouquet in the sand.

Balboa Inn Weddings

A shot of Richie and Sheela before the Wedding Reception on the Balcony at Balboa Inn

Balboa Inn Wedding Toast

Balboa Inn Cake Cutting

I love this Sea Horse and Seashell Theme Wedding Cake

Boat Oars Wedding Guest Book

This is a great idea for a wedding guest book to sign the Oars!

Orange County Wedding Photography by Sipper Photography


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Ben and Megan planned their wedding in California at the Newport Beach LDS Temple.  We arrived for photos just as the couple made the exit from the temple right after their wedding ceremony.  The LDS temple in Newport has such beautiful grounds for wedding photos.  We loved it!!!
The couple also requested photos at the beach, so we headed to the Wedge in Newport Beach.  We had so much fun with this couple as they enjoyed the day in the sand.  A bride, running barefoot at the beach in her wedding dress is such a fabulous moment.  We got some great shots of these two in LOVE and having fun.

To celebrate with all of their family and friends they had an intimate wedding reception at Il Fornaio in Irvine, CA.  This is a great venue for a wedding of various sizes as they can accommodate your ceremony as well as a small to larger guest count for your reception.  Oh and the food is spectacular and I am not just saying that because I am Italian.  We have eaten there on several occasions.

Congratulations to Ben and Megan!!! We hope you enjoy the photos.  J+D


LDS Temple Exit of Bride and Groom after their wedding ceremony!

















Just Married!
Jumping off the rocks at the Wedge in Newport


Arriving at Il Fornaio restaurant in Irvine for the reception!







What a spectacular moment for these two!
Sparkler Send-Off as the couple exited their wedding reception at Il Fornaio Irvine!

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Brian and Rukiya had their wedding at the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach.  This is such a great venue, right on the beach with a couple terrace views to hold your ceremony and several ballrooms to host your reception.  We just love it!  This couple did a gorgeous tropical beach themed wedding for their decor.  Brandi, at The Finishing Touch Wedding Design created such a tropical paradise with all of the flowers and decor for this wedding.  It was such a beautiful day for an awesome couple.
Congratulations to Brian and Rukiya!  Enjoy all of the photos. J+D


The Catalina Terrace Wedding Ceremony Spot at the Surf and Sand Hotel

Brian’s first look at Rukiya at a moment before the ceremony.

Groom’s Orchid Boutonniere

The couple wanted a few photos with their Dog…she was very photogenic.  Love the doggie Tutu!

Beach Themed Sweetheart Table


Client Review:

The Sipper’s were fantastic photographers for our wedding in a number of ways.  In the weeks and months leading up to the event, Dana communicated with my wife and I and kept us on track for the big day.  We met at the venue several weeks prior to the wedding to plan out exactly how things would happen so that no time was wasted during the event.  On the day of the event, Jeff and Dana were professional and efficient, managing our time for us so that we could enjoy ourselves.  We have now received the proofs and are overjoyed with their quality. -Brian & Rukiya




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